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Seven Section 9 teams ranked in NYSSWA’s first poll of the season

Cornwall checks in the highest at No. 8 in Class A The New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) released its first rankings of the season on Wednesday. Cornwall was ranked the highest out of any Section 9 teams, checking in at No. 8 in Class A. The Green Dragons are the six-time defending Section 9 …
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Waller turns already dangerous Pine Bush backfield into a “three-headed monster”

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Valley Central rigorously game planned and prepared for Pine Bush running backs Anthony Potts and Xavier Martinez last Friday, pouring over film and scouting reports leading into the showdown. Meanwhile, senior Tyler Waller didn’t gain as much of Valley Central’s attention, and rightfully so. Waller sat out last …
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Monticello Speedster Richards Off to Fast Start

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Monticello decided to make running back Khadeem Richards the focal point of its offense late last season. And how did that work out? Richards, a star sprinter, busted out for 900 rushing yards in the Panthers’ last four games. If Friday’s game against Wallkill was any indication, he …
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Warwick edges Goshen in thrilling Spirit Trophy game

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Goshen — Connor Perez and his Warwick teammates watched as a 20-point halftime lead turned into a one-point deficit against Goshen during a frenetic four-minute span on Saturday. The Wildcats were reeling and in shock, but they found a way to hold onto the Spirit Trophy for another …
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Anderson to Hanson connection leads Newburgh over Minisink Valley

By Justin Rodriguez Section 9 Football Insider Slate Hill – Newburgh quarterback Terry Anderson and wide receiver Uh’Charion Hanson spent dozens of hours over the summer practicing routes at Academy Field. Let’s just say the pair have developed quite a connection and it was on display on Friday night. Anderson, a junior, hit Hanson for …
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